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Meet the Team

Gary Grosjean

Gary Grosjean

President/CEO

Twenty-four years in the music and entertainment industry has given Gary Grosjean a world of experience in dealing with management, customer relations and quality service. Grosjean served as a tour and production manager for such notables as The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Steve Miller Band, The Pointer Sisters and many more. He managed everything from the complicated logistics of flying a crew of 200 people around the world for a Rolling Stones concert tour to renting out an entire raceway to put on a thank you party for Aerosmith’s concert production crew. Grosjean left the music business seven years ago and built a new career in high-end construction management. In the past five years he has combined both tour management and construction experience and knowledge to build the foundation for administration and operations at A Step Above, Inc.

Donna Smith

Donna Smith

Director of Administration

Donna has been with our team since 2012 and has played an integral part in the company’s successful growth and change during that time. As A Step Above’s Bookkeeper she has developed systems to provide excellent customer service and quality correspondence with our Customers.

A native Californian, Donna has lived in Incline and Truckee since 1986 and is definitely a Local. She plays the bagpipes, sings in a classic rock band and a lounge band, is a member of the Truckee Tahoe Community Choir, and is learning the saxophone. She graduated from UC Berkeley in Philosophy and enjoys her time with her two children, one of who works for A Step Above, Gaela. “Truckee is a unique and amazing place, filled with beauty. It is a special place to be.”

admin@astepabovehomecare.com

(530) 582-5757 Office

Bethany Esposito

Bethany Esposito

Executive Director, Project Management and Cleaning Departments

Bethany joined the A Step Above team in February of 2018 as Operations Manager in the Cleaning Department and has been working in team management, development and with providing high quality service for over ten years. After spending twenty eight years in Southern California, she decided to relocate her family to the Truckee area to spend more time doing what she loves – being outdoors. Bethany is an advocate for health and wellness and spends a lot of time on fitness and challenging herself athletically. Most weekends, you can find her out by the lake.

bethany@astepabovehomecare.com

(530) 582-5757 Office

(661) 435-6485 Cell

Maryann Strater

Maryann Strater

Director of Operations, Project Management Department

Maryann joined the ASA team in May 2019 and brought with her 20+ years of experience in the Hospitality industry and 10+ years of Property Management experience in the North Lake Tahoe area.  She started with ASA as a Project Manager and has transitioned into the role of Director of Operations – Project Management Department.

“Let us take care of the all details so you may fully enjoy your mountain home and create the ultimate memories!” said Maryann.  She is proud to be part of the ASA family and looks forward to getting to know you and your family!

Maryann is originally from the East coast but has lived in the Reno/Tahoe area for over 20 years. When she’s not in the office Maryann enjoys spending time with her family swimming at the lake, camping and exploring the surrounding area.

maryann@astepabovehomecare.com

(530) 386-8523  Cell

Michael Ford

Michael Ford

Lead Project Management

Mike has been a member of our team since 2015 as our Lead Project Manager and has been in charge of managing our labor crews, running snow removal and managing our Customers’ properties. Before working at A Step Above he was a lift mechanic fixing, building and maintaining ski lifts for seven years. He ran a home maintenance crew that took care of 150 high end condos where he was in charge of painting, siding and labor, making sure all the projects were being done efficiently. Mike also was a junior foreman, building communication sites from the bottom up.

Mike has lived in the Truckee/Tahoe area for the last thirteen years and loves snowboarding, hiking, wakeboarding, and everything else the area has to offer. His favorite trail to hike is Rifles Peak in Incline for the pristine views of Lake Tahoe and his favorite mountain has always been Squaw. He loves snowboarding anything off of KT-22 including rock drops. He especially enjoys sharing his passions with his daughter.

mike@astepabovehomecare.com

530-386-8700 Cell

Vince Esposito

Vince Esposito

Senior Project Manager

Vince joined forces with A Step Above in January of 2018. He has an extensive background in construction and facility maintenance. In 2014, after twelve years in facility maintenance, Vince moved from the high deserts of Southern California to Truckee to pursue a career in construction management. He has an eye for detail and an iron will to deliver a superior, higher quality product to clients.  His four years with Jim Morrison Construction gave him a unique vantage point when it comes to maintaining a home.

Vince is a part time athlete competing in triathlon events across the country. “Truckee offers an amazing opportunity to explore nature and enjoy lake life and I have enjoyed every minute of being a part of this talented home care team.”

vince@astepabovehomecare.com

(530) 414 -3692 Cell

Gaela Campbell

Gaela Campbell

Project Management Office Manager

Gaela started working with A Step Above in December 2017 in the property management office. She is a born and raised Truckee Native who loves the area. Gaela has been developing new systems for our new Truckee Airport office location, helping with scheduling, client information, and billing. Gaela uses her nine years of customer service experience to apply her diverse organizational skills and knack for problem solving, keeping the department running as smoothly as possible. Recently graduated from Humboldt State University she hopes to expand her knowledge and gain experience in the home care industry. After college she moved back to the Tahoe area to be closer to the place she will always call home.

office@astepabovehomecare.com

(530) 536-5120 Office

Kerri Layman

Kerri Layman

Operations Manager, Cleaning Department

Kerri joined the team at A Step Above Manager in the summer of 2018 and is our Cleaning Department Manager. She was born and raised in Truckee and loves living in the area. She plays an important role in managing all aspects of the Cleaning Department’s processes and ensuring that our cleaners deliver on the most important details. She brings 13 years combined experience in hotel management and property management to make an outstanding addition to our team. When Kerri is not hard at work, she is spending time with her son and pouring her heart into assisting young children in the Truckee community who need a stable environment.

cleaning@astepabovehomecare.com

(530) 582-5757 Office

(530) 386-8595 Cell

Meg Harmash

Meg Harmash

Operations Manager, Cleaning Department

Meg Harmash has joined the A Step Above Team as a valuable member with five plus years of experience in property management. Born in Montana and raised in Montana and New York, Truckee is the perfect fit for the lifestyle she enjoys. Meg spends her spare time hunting, camping, and fishing with her 3 English bull terriers. She also enjoys Pilates and yoga and is learning to play guitar.

cleaning@astepabovehomecare.com

(530) 582-5757 Office

(530) 386-7106 Cell

Brandon Faedi

Brandon Faedi

Project Manager

Brandon was born and raised right here in Lake Tahoe and graduated from UNR with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Brandon is very familiar with the maintenance required to uphold the integrity of homes throughout the different seasons.  He has over 10 years of experience in managing a variety of different properties including private residences, ranches, commercial real estate portfolios, and boutique hotels, including two of West Hollywood’s renowned historic properties, El Mirador and El Pasadero.

brandon@astepabovehomecare.com

(530) 563-8203 Cell

Amber Oye

Amber Oye

Project Manager

Amber Oye was born in Reno Nevada. She graduated from Davis High in Davis, CA and studied at American River and Sacramento City College. She has worked in property maintenance for Corky Brown in Davis. Amber started with the labor crew at A Step Above and six months later was promoted to Project Manager. She currently manages up to 15 clients in and around Truckee. Amber finds joy in music, nature and learning new things.

amber@astepabovehomecare.com

()530) 386-8455

Ernie McCoy

Ernie McCoy

Project Manager

Ernie spent 25 years in law enforcement and retired several years ago and moved full time to the Truckee area. Ernie spent several years managing vacation homes within the snow bound village of an iconic ski resort, and with a major international vacation rental company. Additionally, his many years of experience maintaining his own home in a part of Truckee notoriously known as “Little Siberia” has provided him with a thorough understanding of the effects of the weather cycles on our homes and community. Ernie is an avid alpine and nordic skier, loves to hike and snowshoe with his wife and dog, and spends as much time outside in the mountains as possible. His personal motto is: “Work hard. Play hard!”

ernie@astepabovehomecare.com

(530) 448-1851 Cell